Article 45 Concern Group candidates hit the hustings with a raft of promises The Article 45 Concern Group took to the campaign trail yesterday pledging to give Hong Kong 'a fresh start'. The group held a rally in Lok Fu to canvass votes for its Legco election candidates: Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, who is standing for Hong Kong Island constituency, Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee for the legal functional constituency, Ronny Tong Ka-wah for New Territories East, and Alan Leong Kah-kit for Kowloon East. In its platform, the group pledges to be 'accountable to the voters' and to 'take a professional approach, scrutinise the government closely, fight for democracy, freedoms and the rule of law, and defend citizens' rights and interests'. Ms Ng said she would 'rally the legal community's support to safeguard the rule of law, a sound legal system, and an independent judiciary'. Mr Leong said he was particularly concerned about the need to improve Hong Kong's election system and the accountability system. Mr Tong said he would ensure that the government maintained open markets and fair competition. Ms Eu said she would continue to pay special attention to education policy, to ensure greater choice for parents and students, the protection of consumer rights by law and environmental issues such as improving air quality. The Article 45 team was joined by candidates from other parties in the democratic camp, such as The Frontier's Emily Lau Wai-hing, and the Democratic Party's Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, Wong Sing-chi, Martin Lee Chu-ming and Yeung Sum. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong also beefed up its campaign on Hong Kong Island yesterday. A new group, the Alliance of Various Communities in Chai Wan for Supporting the DAB in the Legislative Council Election, was set up to unite efforts of the community leaders in the district. Attending the ceremony were DAB candidates such as Ma Lik, Choy So-yuk, Chung Shu-kun, Lee Yuen-kong, Cheung Kwok-kwan and Yeung Wai-foon. Frederick Fung Kin-kee of the Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood, who is vying for a Kowloon West seat, toured two restaurants, indoor markets and a shopping mall in Shamshuipo. Mr Fung told potential voters he would fight for universal suffrage to be adopted in the 2007 and 2008 elections. Democratic Party candidates for New Territories West Lee Wing-tat and Chan Yuen-sum campaigned by bicycle in Kwai Tsing. Independent candidate Andrew Wong Wang-fat kicked off his campaign in New Territories East, travelling through Sheung Shui, Tai Po, Ma On Shan and Sha Tin.